My Approach

I am a licensed clinical psychologist with over 17 years of  experience.   I offer individual, couples, and child psychotherapy as well as parenting consultation.

 

From the moment of our birth, through our development as adults, we depend upon our relationships with others for our well-being. How we relate with others impacts all areas of our lives, from our ability to thrive at school and at work, to the quality of our friendships, and ultimately to the close bonds we form as adults.

 

We all have the capacity to grow beyond our early experiences and challenges.  With the help of a therapist to think together about  difficulties, adults and children can grow and thrive beyond their current capacities  and experience rewarding and lasting change.

 

Most people seeking therapy for themselves or their families look for a balance between getting advice and learning to develop their own strengths to overcome their obstacles.  I've learned over the years that thinking together about underlying  patterns of coping with relationships and hardships is the most effective tool for change.  

 

My areas of expertise include:

 

● Anxiety and depression

● Parenting difficulties 

● Adoption, infertility and alternative family building

● Attachment and bonding issues

● Psychotherapy for LGBT families, couples, and individuals

● Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

● Couples difficulties

● Forensic evaluations

 

My approach is thoughtful, empathic and creative, but also founded on the careful application of psychological theory and research. 

 

I am internationally published on the topic of psychological resilience in adults and children, and I strongly believe in people's capacity to change and overcome difficult life challenges.

 

I invite you to explore my website to learn more about my services and approach to psychological growth.  Please contact me if you have any questions, or if you would like to set up an initial consultation.

Dr. Esther Ehrensaft, Ph.D.

1996 Union Street, Suite 300
San Francisco, CA 94123

 

Tel: (415) 749-1060

© 2018 by Esther Ehrensaft, Ph.D.